Sunday, 28 October 2012

Greatness


Be not afraid of greatness: . . . Some are born great, Some achieve greatness, And some have greatness thrust upon them. - Shakespeare

Great is he who enjoys his earthenware as if it were plate, and not less great is the man to whom all plate is no more than earthenware. - Seneca

Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength. - Unknown

It is an invincible greatness of mind not to be elevated or dejected with good or ill fortune. - Seneca

It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him. - John Steinbeck

Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies. - Baltasar Gracian

Recipe for greatness – To bear up under loss, to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief, to be victor over anger, to smile when tears are close, to resist evil men and base instincts, to hate hate and to love love, to go on when it would seem good to die, to seek ever after the glory and the dream, to look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to be, that is what any man can do, and so be great. - Zane Grey

The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you’re really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if youve been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain. - Richard Nixon

To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it – who can say this is not greatness? - William Makepeace Thackeray

There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it. - Seneca

1 comment:

Peaches Ledwidge said...

I love Richard Nixon's quote.